Blog Jog: Do it.

OMGreds - Runnin' this thing!

OMGreds - Runnin' this thing!

You’re doing the Redlegs Run this weekend, right? Well, you should. Take it from us. It’s a run. Um… we mean, it’s fun! No, really it is. The Reds and the Reds Community Fund do a really nice job with this race. At least come down for the fesitivites.

Okay, Blog Jog. You’ve heard us (and others) mention it before. You may have already even signed up to run in support of your favorite Reds blog (Chris Sabo’s Goggles, right?) by emailing You’ve definitely been wondering WHY you signed up to do so. Well, here’s the deal, straight from Reds Marketing Manager, Lisa Braun:

Thank you for being part of our first-ever Blog Jog this Saturday, June 11!

Through your participation in the Redlegs Run 5K event, you are supporting the youth baseball outreach initiatives of the Reds Community Fund. To show our appreciation in your good deed, we’ve organized fun Blog Jog contests, prizes and the chance to hang out with some of your favorite Reds bloggers.

The plan is to meet at Crosley Terrace (the main gate entrance to Great American Ball Park) at 8:30am. Look for Jamie Ramsey near the Joe Nuxhall statue in the center (He’ll be wearing a special superhero outfit!) The group will hang out for a few minutes and then walk over to the starting line together. After the run/walk, we’ll meet up in the Fan Zone by the Better Off Red banner.

There will be 10 prize opportunities!

Inaugural Blog Jog Awards:

1. Fastest time (will be given out after results are posted online.)

2. Slowest time (will be given out after results are posted online.)

3. Best costume (Judged by Jamie Ramsey himself)

4. Most Reds Spirit (Based on wearing Reds gear)

5. Youngest BlogJogger

6. Oldest BlogJogger

7. Blog Traveler Award (who traveled the farthest to participate)

8. Best running playlist (submit to Jamie @Jamieblog before 6 p.m. June 10th)

9. Redlegs Run Veteran (This year is the 10th anniversary. Wear your shirt/shirts from past Redlegs Runs…whoever has their shirt on from the year closest to 2001 wins!)

10. Blog Representation (non-bloggers wearing their blog’s gear)

After meeting in the Fan Zone, all are invited to join Jamie and the other celebrity bloggers at the Holy Grail Tavern & Grille (right across the street from the Great American Ball Park) when it opens at 11 am.

We threw out 2001 Redlegs Run for Home 5k t-shirt a loooooong time ago. Damn.

We’ll be around all the activities and easy to spot. Real easy to spot. We’ll post a photo of the duds we’re planning to wear later this week.

OMGreds Swag!
We’re planning on having some OMGreds swag at the run. Nothing big, but something. It’s not in yet… so we’re keeping our fingers crossed that it will be ready to go for this weekend. We’ll keep you posted.

You’ve still got time to register!
We’ve got to sign up ourselves, actually. Doh! Here’s a list of place and times when you can this Dunn:

  • Thursday, June 9: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Great American Ball Park – Crosley Terrace, corner of Second Street and Joe Nuxhall Way
  • Friday, June 10: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
    Great American Ball Park – Crosley Terrace, corner of Second Street and Joe Nuxhall Way
  • Saturday, June 11 (race morning): 6 a.m.
    Great American Ball Park – Gate 3, Pete Rose Way

See ya on Saturday!

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